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Global Backpackers Central

9b Shields Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in two different rooms in global - one an 8 bed dorm which had good a/c but the mattress was so uncomfortable and I got an awful nights sleep. The other room had great beds but was was like a prison cell- very small and stuffy. Bathrooms were clean as was the kitchen but every time you wanted... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hostel itself is very nice and clean and bathrooms are ok. But when I came to check in the staff weren't helpful and only interested in people who want to book tours. I'd emailed and asked what time I could check in but never got a reply because it didn't say on the website I booked through. Then when... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The layout of this hostel is a bit strange - there is a lot of empty space and it doesn't have much character. However it is spotless and one of the cheapest hostels I've stayed in. I stayed in a few different rooms while I was there, the best being the female only dorms which were clean and bright. There... More

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Essex
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

cant fault this hostel! global central backpacker is in a great location. clean rooms and a nice common room area and kitchen area. the hostel is great as it offers discount on travel trips and meal deals for food which is great for any traveller trying to save money. would reccomend this hostel to everyone and am going to come... More

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Hong Kong Region, China
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Stay 6 night there in 9/2013. First day in 5 bed dorm. Air-con keep dripping.Staff just put a towel under the dripping point then ignore it. Change to 6 bed dorm for the next 5 nights. Even worse. Report to the staff that the air-con doesn't work totally and there is no window. They said someone will fix it tomorrow.... More

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Ciara B, General Manager at Global Backpackers Central, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for letting us know about your time at Global Central. In regards to the air conditioning unit dripping. This is usually caused by the unit continuously running which causes the unit to freeze and the pipes to become damaged. We always advise that guests leave the air conditioners off for a few hours each day to... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

I booked in to stay for 4 nights and the reception told me all rooms have air con. The air con did not work so the man came and fixed it and it broke again. There are no windows so the rooms are stuffy and hot all the time! I asked to move room so they tried 2 new rooms... More

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Ciara B, General Manager at Global Backpackers Central, responded to this review

Hi there, We appreciate you providing us with feedback on your stay with us at Global Central. Each of our rooms is provided with an air conditioning unit designed to run for 3-4 hours at a time. This is not only to protect the beautiful environment in the tropics but also to stop the air conditioning units freezing and shutting... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We stayed in a 3 bed dorm here for 5 nights and it was lovely and chilled. The hostel itself is really stunning although the kitchen is a bit of a let down with the toaster not working and just in general. If you're looking for somewhere quieter to stay than gilligans I'd say this is perfect

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Ciara B, General Manager at Global Backpackers Central, responded to this review

Hi Liv, We just wanted to thank you for your review of our hostel, we are always happy to get feedback on our guests experience at Global. Thank you for the information regarding the kitchen, we have now replaced the toaster so hopefully this will help other backpackers. Enjoy your travels, Sincerely Ciara Barlow More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

Bad experience first we booked to have a room all 4 together but receptionist messed it up so had to change rooms after first night. All reception was saying was feel free to look for new hostel u don't have to stay here. Room airconditions work in none of the rooms and the rooms DONT have windows. Also reception likes... More

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Ciara B, General Manager at Global Backpackers Central, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback on our hostel. I am sorry that you did not enjoy your stay with us and that there was an issue with the booking. Our reception will always try and get you into the same room as soon as it is possible to do so. Our rooms are equipped with a fan and air conditioning... More

Cairns
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

Need too be more organized and make to be clean. Look for recycle, place for lost and found, keep the smooth and and taking care. Was trying to find a place to leave a feedback. Is good to have their opinion and share it. Like a book where you can write messages and leave your sign. Very good service and... More

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Ciara B, General Manager at Global Backpackers Central, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to let us know how you enjoyed your stay in our hostel. We are always looking for ways to improve our service and your review was really helpful. Enjoy your adventures. More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I'm giving the place a 3, purely for the fact it's clean, good central location and pretty good value on the "Buy 3 nights get the 4th free". But the fact that the night hate has been shut twice on me in two nights is ridiculous. There is no number on the door to call for someone to let you... More

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Ciara B, General Manager at Global Backpackers Central, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback on your stay with our hostel. I apologise that you were locked out during the night, for security we close the night gate between 10pm and 11pm. Your room key gets you back through the door and into the hostel which is why we recommend that everyone takes their key with them when leaving their... More

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Address: 9b Shields Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 37
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